Posted 13 March, 2017 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

National Symphony Orchestra presents Kenneth Vasquez, Bethlehem Roig and Pedro Velasquez as guests

The Guatemalan cellist Kenneth Vasquez will be the guest soloist in the second concert of the National Season 2017 National Symphony Orchestra. This presentation will be held on Thursday 16 March, to 19 hours, in the Auditorium of the National Conservatory of Music "Germán Alcántara". La admisión será de Q20.

Vasquez began his studies at the National Conservatory of Music. Ahí, was a student of master José Alfredo Mazariegos in the Prince of Peace Academy. He holds a degree in Music and Performing Instrument, graduated from the University Galileo. He is founder and cellist Asturias Quartet and Principal Cello Section of the National Symphony Orchestra of Guatemala.

This time, Vasquez will look like with the "Symphony for Cello and Orchestra Poenimio", de Joaquín Orellana.

The concert repertoire will also include the "Hungarian March", Hector Berlioz; Suite No.1 and tricorn, Manuel de Falla and "Moon Xelajú", Paco Pérez. All these melodies are interpreted under the baton of guest conductor Pedro Velasquez, who is a member of the violin section Seconds. The Master Velasquez has academic artistic training at the School of Music "Jesus Castillo" in Quetzaltenango, Conservatorio Nacional de Música “Germán Alcántara”, and has a Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Instrumental Performance by the Galileo University.

It will also have the stage presence of Spanish soprano Bethlehem Roig. The singer was awarded the prize in the latest edition of the Permanent Young Performers Competition Jeunesses Musicales of Spain, and the second prize at the XII Festival of New Voices Ciudad de Sevilla, in December 2014.

The Ministry of Culture and Sports, por medio de la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, It promotes knowledge of both Guatemalan and foreign artistic values. Also, discloses works of national and international repertoire.

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